Two very fancy but very different abodes. One's a single-family home in NoPa, the other's a condo in a swanky FiDi tower. But which is the better deal? They're almost the same price. Basic stats: Unit #2402 in the Montgomery Washington Tower is a 2-bed, 2.5-bath, 2,624 square foot condo on the 24th floor. It's asking $3,895,000. 1045 Divisadero is a 5-bed, 3.5-bath, 4,800 square foot single-family home North of Panhandle. It's asking $3,800,000.
611 Washington, #2402
Pros: This condo's got views galore, including Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge. It's got a very fancy media room, atrium and two private terraces. Building amenities include concierge services, 24-hour security, outdoor lap pool for residents and a private health club. Conveniently located close to all the hustle and bustle of FiDi and the Downtown area. Cons: It reminds us of those high glitz pageants that are on that show Toddlers and Tiaras. It's more expensive but has less bedrooms, bathrooms and square footage. Monthly HOA dues are $2,058 and 2-car parking will cost you $648 per month. It's been on the market for a really long time, and was once asking as much as $4,595,000.
Pros: Frankly, it's a perfect example of respecting the original Victorian architecture while still bringing up the interiors to today's standards. AKA there's an Arclinea kitchen and modern backyard (complete with hot tub and outdoor kitchen). The most obvious pro is the price and size, because it's less expensive than 611 Washington but has more bang for its buck with five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The listing states that you can "park up to 10 cars!" Cons: While it is true that the property is set back from the street, there's no denying that Divisadero is a very busy street. We hate to find fault with this, but we think your cleaning bill is going to be extra high with all the architectural detailing going on in the interior. The views aren't that great.
What'll it be, readers? Cast your vote below!